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George Washington Blevins (August 5, 1840 - February 1, 1915) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

George Blevins was born August 5, 1840 in Ashe County, North Carolina.[1] He married first Rebecca Lewis (1845-1887) with whom he had at least eleven children.[2] He married second Sarah Luzenia Bowman (1865-1940); they had no children.[3]

Civil War service

Blevins enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 8" tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Blevins is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Blevins mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $11.60 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Blevins applied for an invalid's pension on November 16, 1885. In 1905, the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Tennessee officially declared him bankrupt.[4] Blevins appealed the ruling, which was heard by the court on December 7, 1905.[5] The outcome of this case has not been found.

Blevins died February 1, 1915 in Carter County and is buried at Katzmiller Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tennessee. His wife, Luzenia, applied for a widow's pension on February 8, 1915 and his son, Isaac Lewis Blevins (1883-1975) applied for a minor's pension on September 7, 1915.


  1. Family DNA tests indicate that his father was likely John S. "Slicky" Miller.
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, 10th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  3. 1900 U.S. Census, 5th Civil District, Johnson County, Tennessee.
  4. The Comet (Johnson City, Tennessee), August 5, 1905, p. 2.
  5. Ibid., November 23, 1905, p. 2.

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